West Virginia Train Derails, Leaks Crude Oil Into Kanawha River
Credit: wvmetronews.com
February 16, 2015

So this is the second crude-oil train crash in 72 hours (there was one this weekend in Ontario). Yay, petroleum-based economy!

Two West Virginia towns are being evacuated after a train carrying crude oil derailed nearby, local media report.

Emergency officials said that people from towns of Adena Village and Boomer Bottom are being evacuated. At least one tank car ended up in a local river, while another slammed into a house and burst into flames.

Several fire departments are working to contain the flames and the Department of Homeland Security as well as the Department of Environmental Protection have been notified of the accident, the Charleston Gazette reports.

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